The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) has several scholarships available for prospective students as well as students currently enrolled in the college. HHS awards approximately $1.2 million in scholarships each year to its undergraduate students.  These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of HHS alumni and friends.

Scholarships are based on many factors including, academic achievement and success, community service, extracurricular activities, professional goals and leadership. Scholarship committees review all College of Health and Human Sciences students at the unit and college-level to determine scholarship eligibility.

To maximize consideration for Fall 2016 scholarships, complete an admissions application by November 1, 2015.

HHS Academic Unit Scholarships


November 1

Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified first year students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 1.

February 1

Purdue colleges, schools, and academic units award a limited number of scholarships with a financial need component. To be considered for these scholarships, admitted & continuing students need to complete the Purdue Scholarship Application by February 1, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

There are other Purdue scholarships that require a separate application with a February 1 due date.

Paying for Purdue

It is increasingly important for college-bound students and their families to be well informed about how to pay for college. Remember that a college education is an investment in your future. A Purdue degree can be your ticket to rewarding career opportunities, higher earnings and increased influence, in the community and the world beyond.

Review these websites for an overview on how to prepare financially for college.

Application Procedures

To apply for scholarships in the College of Health and Human Sciences, complete an Admissions application by November 1, plus the HHS online scholarship application by February 1 (11:59:59 PM EST).

  • All students who submit a completed College of Health and Human Sciences online scholarship application before February 1, will be considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible.
  • The HHS online scholarship application will be made available on December 15.
  • New students applying to the College of Health and Human Sciences cannot access the online scholarship application until they have been officially admitted to the College by the Office of Admissions.

Off-Campus Scholarships

We encourage students to explore all scholarship opportunities available to them. Scholarship sources include community organizations, local Purdue University Alumni Associations to which you belong, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, 4-H, high schools, faith-based , and more. Additional opportunities can be found at or International students may wish to review for resources and scholarship opportunities. (Neither Purdue University nor the College of Health and Human Sciences are affiliated with these web sites.)

Contact Us

Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to Mary Taylor, Student Program Specialist/Academic Advisor, by e-mail at​ or by phone at (765) 494-8533.

College of Health & Human Sciences, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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